To be a Taoist means many things to many people. To be a practitioner of Contemporary Taoism simply means to have realised that we are all minute parts of an indescribably large Whole (the Tao), and to choose therefore to 'Flow Like Water' and live in a spontaneous, natural manner. This blog is about: Personal Growth / Spiritual Development as guided by the principles of Eastern Philosophy, particularly modern philosophical Taoism; Developing constructive habits and achieving success with minimal effort; Meditation - Taoist, Zen or otherwise. See 'What In Lao Tzu's Name is a Contemporary Taoist?'

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Taoism: "No matter what your beliefs, life still seems to unfold. Whether totally planned, or totally random, we simply react to what happens to us. Whatever we plan on life being, or whatever we hope will happen, life often unfolds without any rhyme or reason. We beat ourselves up trying to figure life out. Which means we search for answers to why life is the way it is. We ask why people have to die, why life is unfair, why good people have crappy lives, and bad people have it easy. Why nature has to suffer, and why the planet needs to be damaged, species destroyed, etc... We end up trying to understand the universe and understand the intentions of life. Which is pretty egotistical to think that we can know all the answers. Most of us know that religion is based on faith. We don't truly “know” if anything we believe or experience is really true. We have no proof of an afterlife, or a divine plan, until we die, and we get to know for sure. And even then we may not get any answers. All we have to work with, is what we see in front of us. Life."


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